Among the undisputed stars of #C2C15 is Nicolas Jaar. After the long pause that followed his first album and the releases as Darkside, the New York-born Chilean, who will play at the festival at Lingotto, is back with new music on his own label Other People and in free download.
Earlier this year, Nicolas Jaar created an alternative soundtrack to the 1969 avant-garde Soviet film ‘The Colour of Pomegranates’, which was directed by Sergei Parajanov. Now he shared a download of that soundtrack as a stand-alone album, and you can grab it here.
He explained that some of the music was created before he saw the film. “Garden of Eden”, for example, was his soundtrack for a water bug he found in his living room. Some of it was intended for the A&E zombie show ‘The Returned’, which he walked away from due to creative differences. ‘Survival’ was originally intended for DJ Slugo’s ‘Ghetto’, and ‘Shame’ is a rejected rap beat.
Finally, Nicolas Jaar has written the music for Oscar-nominated director Jacques Audiard’s new film, ‘Dheepan’: drawing inspiration from Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, the movie follows a Tamil soldier, a woman and a girl who flee the Sri Lankan civil war and end up in a housing project outside Paris.
Nicolas Jaar will perform on Saturday 7 November at Lingotto Fiere.
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